Origin of popular
Synonyms for popular
Examples from the Web for semi-popular
Contemporary Examples of semi-popular
Verdict: Maybe it is easy being green after all Snapchat Remember Over Attached Girlfriend, the semi-popular meme from last year?‘Blurred Lines’ Goes Viral: Rating 15 Mash-ups, Parodies & Covers (VIDEO)
July 25, 2013
Historical Examples of semi-popular
Studies of bacteria in general treated in a semi-popular manner.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
Soon the semi-popular scientific books took up the Newtonian astronomy.
Word Origin for popular
early 15c., "public," from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis "belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic," from populus "people" (see people (n.)).
Meaning "suited to ordinary people" is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, "low, affordable to average persons" (1859). Meaning "well-liked, admired by the people" is attested from c.1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., "favored by people generally" from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front "coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals" is from 1936, first in a French context.